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Secret Apricot Passion Pudding

March 26, 2010

By Jessie from The Happiness in Health

4 large, soft pretzels, left out overnight (the “secret” ingredient!)
2 eggs
1/2 cup apricot jam
1 tsp vanilla
1/2 cup dried apricots
3/4 cup milk
Nuts of choice (optional)
1/4 tsp cinnamon
2 tbsp butter or margarine, melted

The pretzel recipe can be found in Peter Reinhart’s Artisan Breads Every Day, using King Arthur white whole wheat flour.

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Break the eggs into a large bowl and stir briefly. Add apricot jam and vanilla and stir to combine. If you’re hard-core like Peter, you can use the vanilla extract that you made yourself a year ago.

Chop the dried apricots and add to the egg mixture.

(What’s the expression? Speak softly and carry a big … knife? ;) )

Tear the pretzels into pieces and add to the mixture.

Stir to combine, then pour milk over all.

Try to ignore the little doggle who’s waiting for you to drop anything edible.

A few chopped hazelnuts for crunch:

Add cinnamon and melted butter, and pour into greased pan.

I went for the “4-quadrant” look, which is a great way to try out different toppings:

Clockwise from upper left: whole apricots, plain, oatmeal, and, of course, chocolate.

Bake for 25 minutes, or until nicely browned on top (my whole apricots got a little too toasty).

You can guess which section I went for first.

Verdict? Try it! This unique version of bread pudding is sure to please any apricot lover you know :) Of course, you can always replace the apricot jam and/or dried apricots with your favorite kind of jam or dried fruit.

7 Comments leave one →
  1. March 26, 2010 9:01 pm

    I’mma going to have to vote for this recipe cause bread pudding is one of my favorite desserts. Always hits the spot for me and this is quite a unique twist on it. And who doesn’t love a picture of a cute dog 😉

  2. March 26, 2010 10:05 pm

    They all look good, but this one just has me absolutely drooooooling!! 🙂 Looks so heavenly…

  3. Gina G permalink
    March 27, 2010 2:12 am

    all sound delicious, but i thought this was so neat!

  4. Dave permalink
    March 27, 2010 4:12 pm

    I like the patchwork topping method. Plus, the picture of the dog sells the dish

  5. Frederick permalink
    March 28, 2010 11:25 am

    Wow, you made your own pretzels? That gets my vote! Plus it looks delicious!

  6. Lea permalink
    March 28, 2010 1:30 pm

    This looks delicious! You’ve got my vote.


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